After two days of sustainability, glamour unfolded on the third day of the virtual runway of LFW x Lakmé Fashion Week 2021 and we couldn’t be more ecstatic.
Here’s what went down on Day 3 of the digital runway:
BOAT X MASABA COLLECTION
The boAt x Masaba collaboration once again continued at the joint phygital seasonless FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. Masaba’s breezy “Summer 21” took the audience through typical Masaba – land, where resort wear was the star in the wardrobes and fashion, was very adventurous and far from boring. Relaxed, leisurely, comfort no doubt, played an important role as far as the silhouettes of the collection were concerned when Masaba kept her luxury, resort 21 look on the feminine but an unconventional path. There were the hot summer favourites, like the flowing kaftans, easy-breezy shirts, lots of cover-ups and a variety of numerous fusion separates that had immense mix and match possibilities.
It was a riot of colours and abstract cow and quirky prints for the easy, collection that ended in some regal formal wear. Track pants and tops as well as joggers’ pants, appeared for both men’s and women’s wear, while hoodies will be a favourite for both male and female buyers. Summer dresses, some off-shoulder versions, kaftans, tie-up blouses with attached skirt combos and summer blouses with asymmetric skirts, kept the tempo of the show in high gear. Maxis made a quick appearance; robes swirled over dresses, while kurtas with relaxed pants in exotic colourful prints, added to the colour story.
Accessories were ideal for the collection, as caps, body bags, along with sling bags and fanny packs and colourful scarves created the complete look. The boAt headphones made a great fashion statement and perfectly complemented the look of the collection.
GAURI & NAINIKA
The Gauri and Nainika “Fall 2021” collection was a scintillating, radiant bouquet of blossoms that exploded at the show. Colours of nature came to the forefront, as earthy and sky hues danced in fashionable unison. The cerulean blue was a great combo with grey, while shades of green, intermingled stylishly along with a variety of tones.
Keeping the fabrics as vibrant and dreamy as the colour palette, the designers zeroed in on wispy organza and sheer chiffon that turned the exuberant creations into trend-setting offerings. Floral textures and pretty bows added to the beauty of the creations, while the label’s signature, billowy, ruffles at times angular, big or small, projected a dramatic appeal to the garments, as they cascaded down the silhouettes.
Large rosettes and broad leather belts with giant buckles, accentuated the waists, while long trains gave the creations a sensuous and opulent appeal. Occasionally, the ruffled, wide collars and frilled tiered hemlines retained the romantic look of the collection. So gorgeous!
THE P.E.L.L.A COLLECTION
It was a serene tribute to nature and its glory, when P.E.L.L.A. the label by designer Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, unveiled “The Hive” collection presented by ‘NEXA The Spotlight’ at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. Staying forever faithful to the sustainable form of designing, Priyanka ensured that this was translated into her design philosophy, very minutely. The fabrics were a grand amalgamation of indigenous, hand-woven textiles that added to the beauty of the ensembles.
Keeping the colour card true to nature and its gentle soothing tones, the collection featured versions of eggshell hues, along with beige and cream and hint of black to further highlight the beauty of nature. The film set against a backdrop of soothing, rolling, hills and plains with scattered foliage and nature in all its clouded glory, the predominantly unisex line of draped robes, flowing maxis, sensuous togas, relaxed tunics with high slits and ethereal silhouettes, danced over the landscape. The silhouettes were relaxed, with comfort as the key element but with intricate construction and draping techniques, which are a characteristic of the P.E.L.L.A. label.
Nidhi Yasha’s collection “The Gypsy’s Wife” was an ode to love and longing, and a consequent disclaim of all that holds down a free-spirited gypsy woman. From flirty ruffles, fringes and rich tassels over sheer layers, dramatic volumes, tell-tale surfaced to tribal and nature-inspired prints creating a perfect medley of florals and geometrics true to the bohemian ethos.
Delicate laces complimented the subtle beadwork giving the East European Bohemian, a rich, nomadic, Indian/Central Asian opulence. Embroidered leather corset belts, accentuated the feminine form, unapologetically, whilst motifs taking inspiration from birds, created an interesting dichotomy of confinement and release. Opulent velvets meet delicate silk charmeuse and diaphanous organzas and chiffons juxtaposed created an interesting vocabulary for the urban nomad with a vintage soul.
So gorgeous, we just can’t! Are you excited to see what Day 4 holds?
(Source- Lakme Fashion Week)